CITES Resources

To assist luthiers, musicians, and other guitar related professionals we started a collection of informational links. Please be aware that these are provided for informational purpose only, and that the EGB is not in any way responsible for the content of these sites. By clicking on the links you leave the EGB website! If you have an interesting article or other piece of information to share please email it to us!


To find your national/local CITES contact or office:


Check out the CITES homepage for more information, here a link to the 'notification of the parties' after the most recent conference, including a list of all the woods that are changing:


Country specific information about the recent (17th CoP 2016) CITES changes:


European Union

Question and Answers about the recent CITES changes (March 6, 2017)

German Version: The Austrian BMFLW was so nice and translated the document into German,
click here for the .pdf


International / Spain
Madinter published this comprehensive guide, which also includes information specific to Spanish regulations: CITES and the guitar 2017 international.



Click here for the Info sheet about the changes and especially about how to deal with pre-convention inventory: INFOBLATT Holzarten



Check the website from APLG for current information and updates.



SOMM published information for Germany:

Wer ist zuständig? Gemeinsamer Leitfaden: Behördenliste

Gemeinsamer Leitfaden: SOMM, GDM, BDMH


Click here for Updates from the BfN (Bundesamt für Naturschutz).



Click here for more information on import and export of musical instruments


LACEY / Importing to the U.S.

Click here for a comprehensive Q & A guide of the new rules and procedures by the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.


NAMM has a whole section on articles and information about CITES regulations:


Fretboard Journal potcast with John Thomas on CITES updates

Click here for Lacey Act information by the US Dept. of Agriculture